Open mic slots every month
Some of the best writing
from around the world
and professional polish
Louis Marchesi, 2nd Monday of each month
Café Writers presents to you….monthly readings of poetry and prose of extremely high quality in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There are also open mic slots every month so do come along and share something of your own.
Meetings are held at Louis Marchesi, 17 Tombland, Norwich in the upstairs function room. Meetings start at 7.30pm and the entrance fee is still, after more than ten years, only £2.00!
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Cafe Writers was a blast – great audience, good humoured and keen
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Café Writers Open Poetry Competition, judged by Daljit Nagra.
9th September - Mona Arshi (headliner) Kostya Tsolákis (support) Mona Arshi worked as a Human rights lawyer at Liberty before she started writing poetry. Her debut collection ‘Small Hands’ won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2015. She has also been a...
14th October - Joint headline Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris Mary Jean Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong, and studied at the universities of Oxford and Royal Holloway. Her debut collection Flèche is a Poetry Society Recommendation, and was recently...
11th November – Ink, Sweat & Tears: commission winners Gail Connell & Jo Young, plus UEA MA Scholars
11th November - Ink, Sweat & Tears: commission winners Gail Connell & Jo Young (headliners) UEA MA Scholars – support Gail McConnell is a writer and lecturer from Belfast. Her first poetry pamphlet is Fourteen (Green Bottle Press,...
9th December - Chrissy Williams (headiner) Kathy Pimlott (support) Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor living in London. She edits the online poetry journal PERVERSE. Her first book-length collection BEAR was published by Bloodaxe in 2017. Poetry...
Zaffar Kunial (headliner and competition judge) Competition winners (support) Published by Faber & Faber, Zaffar Kunial’s debut book — ‘Us’ (2018) — was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Rathbones...
9th March - Amanthi Harris (headliner) S.A. Harris (support) Amanthi Harris was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in London. She studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and has degrees in Law and Chemistry from Bristol University. Her novel BEAUTIFUL PLACE is published...